Scholars: June 6, 2018

Congratulations to these Northeast Philadelphia scholars.

Daniel Pfeiffer, who majors in mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, recently spoke at a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia fundraiser. Pfeiffer, who has had several surgeries at CHOP, was a member of the National Honor Society at Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School.

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Kyle Douglass has been named to the Champlain College (Vermont) dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. Students on the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester. Douglass is majoring in computer forensics and digital investigations.

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Elizabethtown College announced the names of students whose outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the dean’s list. Local honorees are Megan Elmer (health and occupation major) and Jessica Fein (music therapy major).. Students on the dean’s list are full-time undergraduate students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours, of which at least 12 credits are letter-graded coursework.

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Two local residents were among more than 890 students who earned bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at the University of Scranton’s undergraduate commencement at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. Students earning undergraduate degrees included Tori A. Matthews (media information technology) and Erik T. Rispo (accounting and finance).

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Shanelle Uelli graduated with a master’s degree from St. Francis University of Loretto during commencement exercises.

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Matthew Leahy, class of 2020, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Vermont. Leahy is majoring in secondary education — social science in the College of Education and Social Services. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class.

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Mary Gould earned dean’s list honors at Mount St. Mary’s.

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Remi Adekanbi was named a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society while studying healthcare science at Alvernia University. Alpha Sigma Lambda is the premier national honor society for nontraditional adult students. Its aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work.

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Victoria Gowland was named a member of the National Residence Hall. Gowland is studying occupational therapy at Alvernia University and is a graduate of Little Flower High School. The National Residence Hall Honorary is the premier honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing.

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Jessica Flanigan was named an officer of the Pi Theta Epsilon. Flanigan is studying biology at Alvernia University and is a graduate of MaST Community Charter School. Pi Theta Epsilon is a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. The society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in professional entry-level programs at accredited educational programs across the United States.

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Linda Brown graduated from Central Penn College and participated in the college’s 136th commencement ceremony at the Forum in Harrisburg. Brown received a degree in business administration.

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Cesar Capellan has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University dean’s list. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 to 4.00.

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Alyssa Denofa has been named to the dean’s List at Mansfield University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be attending the university full time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.

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Wheaton College (Illinois) student Julia Peterman was recently inducted into Lambda Alpha, the national anthropology honor society.

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At a Wesleyan University prize reception on May 9, Rebecca Shteyn was awarded the Walkley Prize for excellence in psychology at Wesley University (Connecticut). The award is given to juniors and seniors who present the best reports or work embodying original research. Shteyn is a graduate of Central High School.

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More than 1,400 students were named to the dean’s list at York College. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. The following local students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester: Ayomikun Akinmusire, a junior biology major; Kylee Fisher, a sophomore business analytics major; and Jason Porter, a senior computer science major.

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Sean McLaughlin graduated from York College with a degree in criminal justice.

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Shanelle Uelli has been inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society at Saint Francis University. Uelli, pursuing a master of health science degree, was among 47 students to earn this status. Saint Francis is one of 77 chapters that are part of the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society, a Catholic honor society established in 1939. Students at Saint Francis earn induction if they have at least 50 percent of the credit requirements toward their degree completed and have a minimum GPA of 3.7.

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The following local residents were recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: the University of Bridgeport’s Somi Jacob and Bloomsburg University’s Veronica DeJesus, Brendan Morales and Sabrina Sparks.

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Valentina Scalici took part in East Stroudsburg University’s annual Relay for Life. Student teams competed to raise the most money for the American Cancer Society. Nearly 500 students participated in the event and raised $25,350.68, the most money ever raised at an ESU Relay For Life event.

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Michael Ademola has been named to the Central Penn College dean’s list. Ademola is majoring in corporate communications. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student must carry six or more credits and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

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Karlie Ethridge was named to the honors list at Mary Baldwin University (Virginia). Students named to the honors list earned grade point averages of 3.75 to 4.00. To be eligible, a student must have earned at least 12 semester hours for the grading period.

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Top students and faculty at Alvernia University were recognized for outstanding academics and service work at a formal honors convocation ceremony earlier this spring. Maria Mitchell earned the Behavioral Health Academic Excellence Award while studying behavioral health. Virginia Thress earned the Berks County Society for Human Resource Management Award while pursuing an MBA in community service and economic leadership.

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Widener University recently sent two teams of students to compete in the Collegiate Leadership Competition for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The competition, now in its fourth year, was held at the University of Delaware and involved 46 colleges and universities, competing nationally across five regions. Navkiran Kaur, a senior biology major, was a member of the fourth-place team.

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Casey J. Plitt graduated from Temple University, Fox School of Business, with a degree in marketing.

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Paige K. Pullman graduated from La Salle University, School of Business, with a degree in marketing. ••